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Lilas Sweater Workshop - Begins Monday, October 24 at 7 PM
Bin Ramke - Thursday, September 8 at 7 PM
More Upcoming Events

Begins Monday, October 24

This is such a popular sweater, the class is being taught again!

Lilas is knit from the top down in one piece and requires almost no seaming. Its big, floppy collar and relaxed style make for a chic and versatile piece for layering. A simple knit, this is a great sweater for beginning knitters. A lot of knitting is required, so classes are spread out and students are encouraged to attend interim drop-ins.

Cost: Five 2-hour sessions, $100

Prerequisites: Cast on, knit and purl (and distinguish the two by sight), bind off
Materials: Bring the pattern ( and all materials described therein. Yarn can always be substituted; ask your yarn shop for help. Arrive at class having achieved the specified gauge. For questions on this, email
Schedule: Mondays, 7-9 PM, Oct 24; Nov 7, 14, 28; Dec 5 (note: skips dates)

Lilas Cardigan Poet BIN RAMKE reads from
Theory of Mind and Tendril
Thursday, September 8 at 7 PM

Bin Ramke's poetry presents itself as a product of curious research on many different topics, most particularly etymology, but with side trips to mathematics, Greek philosophy, the poetry of Rilke and Christopher Smart — just about anything, in fact. — John Ashbery on Ramke's Tendril

Award-winning poet Bin Ramke, whose book The Difference Between Night and Day won the Yale Younger Poets Award, teaches writing and contemporary literature at the University of Denver. His other titles include: Theory of Mind: New and Selected Poems; Tendril; Matter, and Airs, Waters, Places. Ramke's essays and reviews have appeared in the Boston Review, the Ohio Review and American Notes & Letters. His new collection will be available in February.

More upcoming events:

  • The Buddha in the Attic JULIE OTSUKA
    The Buddha in the Attic
    Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM

    Read from Their Recent Works
    Tuesday, September 20 at 7 PM

  • Sketching San Francisco's Neighborhoods ELEANOR BURKE
    Sketching San Francisco's Neighborhoods
    Thursday, September 22 at 7 PM

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